Equipment and facilities

The physics department has a wide array of equipment, including computer work stations, lasers, and a fully equipped observatory with a state-of-the art 16" Meade computer controlled telescope. Students also have the opportunity to accompany faculty members conducting research at national science facilities.

  • On site Observatory with 16" Meade Telescope.  This is the largest computerized telescope in SE Mass.
  • Computational Physics laboratory:
    • PS3 Gravity Grid: 176 networked Sony PlayStation 3 gaming consoles running Fedora 8 Linux.
    • IBM iDataPlex Hybrid CPU/GPU Cluster.  This high performance computing cluster is hosted on campus and features IBM's energy efficient iDataPlex design with NVidia's powerful Fermi cards.  Funded by NSF, AFOSR, and UMD.
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Laboratory - extension from ATMC.
  • Rotating Fluids Laboratory.

Financial assistance

Financial Aid


Video added 13 Jun 2011